SA Country Fire Service

INCIDENT UPDATE

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Message ID: 0005412
Time Message Issued: 09:38
Date Message Issued: 30/01/2021

Origin / Name: CHERRY GARDENS

Incident Update

ISSUED FOR CHERRY GARDENS

Over the weekend the community will continue to see a presence of firefighting and support resources moving around the fireground undertaking tasks consistent with the last few days and include the use of aviation resources and thermal imaging cameras.

Since this fire started on Sunday 24 January, we have seen more than 1700 firefighters working on the fireground from CFS, DEW, Forestry SA and MFS. Firefighting operations have been supported by SA Ambulance, SA Police, SES, Salvation Army, SAFECOM, Bureau of Meteorology, Rapid Response Team and St John.

Local Government Association supporting the surrounding councils of Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker and Onkaparinga, Primary Industries and Regions SA, SAVEM, SA Water, SA Power Networks and Electranet have also provided valuable support during this incident, working towards assessment and restoration services in support of emergency services and the community.

Whilst much of the focus is on the emergency services during times like these we would like to thank all the agencies and businesses that have provided support during this time.

We will continue to see hot spots and flare ups within the perimeter of the fireground and we ask those living and working within this area and surrounding areas to remain vigilant. If you see columns of smoke or flames that are unattended on the fireground please call Triple Zero (000).

Our firegrounds continue to be very dangerous places at this stage of the incident, trees have a tendency to fall or drop limbs with little warning, patches of the ground may still be holding a lot of heat with a risk of burn injuries, we are still seeing flare ups and there are still areas where tree roots continue to burn underground and whilst the ground may appear stable it could collapse under foot and lead to injury including fractures and severe burns. Do not enter areas previously secured by fencing as you may be entering in to a restricted access area, area where risk such as mine shafts or other hazards exist or a private property. Scott Creek Conservation Park has been closed to the public until further notice.

Traffic restrictions are now being managed by individual local councils, please ensure you adhere to any road blocks in place for your safety.
For injured animal response please call SAVEM on 0477 055 233.

For updates visit the CFS website (www.cfs.sa.gov.au) or phone the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

This message will be updated as the situation changes or before: Jan 31 2021 23:59

WHAT TO DO:

  • Check and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan
  • Decide what you will do if the situation changes
  • Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours

KEEP UP TO DATE:

Do not rely on a single source for warning information.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

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